Afghanistan: Explosions and Gunfire Near Taliban’s Grand Assembly Venue in Kabul

Multiple explosions and gunfire were heard near Loya Jirga hall, a location in Kabul where Afghan religious scholars and tribal elders had gathered for the Taliban’s grand assembly, according to local sources. According to the sources, on Thursday afternoon in Read More …

Solomon Islands: Twelve Explosives Specialists Graduate with Assistance from Australian Defense Force

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit has graduated 12 officers after completing level 2 of the International Mine Action Standard (IMAS) course requirements as specialist operators at the EOD facility, East of Honiara. This Read More …

Ireland: House cordoned off in Cork after discovery of ‘potentially hazardous chemicals’

A terraced house on College Road in Cork city was cordoned off following the discovery of potentially hazardous chemicals. Members of the Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team and gardaí arrived at the house at 1pm and taped off the Read More …

November 2015 Paris attacks: Salah Abdeslam guilty as historic trial ends

The only surviving attacker from the group that carried out the November 2015 Paris attacks has been found guilty of terrorism and murder charges. Salah Abdeslam received a rare full-life sentence for his role in the gun and bomb attacks Read More …

UK commits a further £500,000 to landmine disposal in Armenia and Azerbaijan

The UK Government is providing a further £500,000 to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support land mine clearance in Armenia and Azerbaijan. New funding will provide vital training and expert advice to make the area safe, prevent injuries Read More …

Senegal: Bomb disposal experts comb Singhere village for explosives

Since June 2, the team from Handicap International has been combing the village of Singhere, about 50 kilometres from Ziguinchor, in search of hidden mines, to allow the population to have access to this track which links two villages. The Read More …

Philippines: Suspected IED carrier killed in Basilan

A suspected bomb carrier was killed while his cohort escaped during an encounter with government troops in Lamitan City, Basilan on Wednesday evening, the military reported on Thursday. In a statement, the Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) identified the killed personality Read More …

Teledyne FLIR Books $62M U.S. Army Contract for Robotic System Procurement

Teledyne FLIR’s unmanned ground systems division has received a $62.1 million firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Army to provide robotic systems that assist in locating and discarding unexploded ordnance and improvised explosive devices. The Department of Defense said Wednesday work Read More …